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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31822ce2ff
Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

Dietary Iodine in Pregnancy and Postpartum

YARRINGTON, CHRISTINA D. MD*; PEARCE, ELIZABETH N. MD, MSc*†

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Abstract

Dietary iodine intake is required for thyroid hormone production. The impact of pregnancy on iodine metabolism and homeostasis and the impact of maternal dietary iodine status and supplementation on maternal thyroid volume and function are reviewed. The effects of iodine status on fetal and neonatal neurodevelopment during pregnancy and lactation are discussed.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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